The Royal Weekly
September 26, 2022
Parking and Traffic Changes Due to Construction
Thank you for your patience during our construction projects! As we get closer to completing the Rasnick Center, we will need to re-route traffic for a few weeks. (Click on image for a larger view.) Beginning next week, when entering the school parking lot, all lanes will remain open. However, all vehicles exiting the south parking lot from the Middle School Entrance and Fieldhouse area will be re-routed behind the school. This is just a temporary change. Please remember that the Main Entrance of the school is reserved for busses between 7:30 and 7:50 a.m. Thank you in advance for your patience!
applications for 2023-2024 open for current families
We are celebrating record high enrollment for the 2022-23 school year! With that in mind, we want to encourage all families with a sibling considering enrolling for the 2023-2024 school year to be first in line with their application HERE. We invite you to start and submit your application NOW ahead of our official kick-off on October 1st.
Please feel free to reach out to Elissa Hyatt at email@example.com with any questions; we’re happy to help!
Late Start Days – October 5 & 6
Please note that we will have late starts on both Wednesday and Thursday, October 5 and 6. Classes will begin at 9:22 a.m.
Career Window – September 27
Come hear Jon Bucciarelli, President of SDMyers, talk about his work on Tuesday, September 27 in Room 109 during both 5A and 5B lunches.
SDMyers specializes in transformer reliability. Their services include condition monitoring, inspection, testing, and servicing of electrical transformers. More broadly, SDMyers is a pioneer in the transformer reliability field, constantly investing in research and development to solve complex and high-stakes maintenance problems for thousands of businesses, organizations, and municipalities. In little over half a century they have become a major player both nationally and globally in laboratory diagnostics, innovative monitoring and remediation equipment manufacturing, training and education, and specialist consulting.
Private High School College Fair – September 28
A Private High School College Fair will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School (Student Center) in Akron. Colleges from all over the nation will be represented.
Royal Evening Volunteer Meeting – September 29
Come learn how you can get involved in helping with CVCA’s largest fundraiser for tuition assistance, the Royal Evening which will take place on March 11, 2023. It takes a mini army to put on this exciting all-community event, so there is definitely a role for you! Come to the Tennis Pavilion on Thursday, September 29 at 7:45 a.m. to learn more from Kristin Nichols, the Event Coordinator. Questions? Please email Kristin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming college Rep Visits
Bring a firm handshake and a smile to meet these Admissions representatives! Stop by the Learning Commons to learn more about these schools and how they might be a fit for you.
Questions? See Mrs. Knapp or Mrs. Fridline in the Guidance Office.
- Miami University – September 26, 9:00 a.m.
- University of Mount Union – September 26, 12:30 p.m.
- Kenyon College – September 28 , 10:30 a.m.
- St. Bonaventure University – September 29, 10:30 a.m.
- University of Toledo – September 29, 10:30 a.m.
- Ursuline College – October 3, 12:30 p.m.
- Valparaiso University – October 4, 9:00 a.m.
- Baldwin Wallace University – October 4, 11:00 a.m.
- Walsh University – October 4, 12:30 p.m.
- Grace College and Theological Seminary – October 11, 12:30 p.m.
- Duquesne University – October 11, 12:30 p.m.
- Otterbein University – October 11, 2:30 p.m.
- John Carroll University – October 13, 10:30 a.m. (Come meet CVCA alum and JCU Rep Grace (Lile) Perella ’15!)
- Youngstown State University – October 18, 9:00 a.m.
Military Academy Information Day – October 1
Congressman Joyce will hold a Military Academy Information Day on Saturday, October 1 at 9:30 a.m. at Auburn Career Center (8221 Auburn Road, Concord Township). The event will take place in the Technology Learning Center Building.
Representatives from each of the U.S. Military Academies have been invited to speak and will be available to talk with students and their families. The session is open to anyone interested in learning more about our U.S. Military Academies and the nomination process.
SPIRIT WEEK – OCTOBER 3-7
We are looking forward to Spirit Week! Enjoy this CVCA tradition by participating in our Dress-up Days and Haven of Rest Outreach.
- Monday: Decade Day (Choose your favorite!)
- Tuesday: Texas Tuesday (Western Wear)
- Wednesday: Movie Character Day
- Thursday: Class Color Day (Wear clothing reflecting your class color: 6–Red; 7–Yellow; 8–Turquoise; 9–Orange; 10–Purple; 11– Lime Green; 12– Bright Pink)
- Friday: Royal Spirit Day
We encourage you to be creative and have fun as you prepare to dress up for each day’s theme. As you plan, it is very important for you to follow these guidelines:
- For Texas Tuesday ONLY – Students may wear jeans as long as they are not ripped or torn. Western-style jeans only.
- Students are not permitted to wear spandex shorts or any tight-fitting shorts. Shorts must be loose-fitting basketball, long athletic type shorts and cannot be shorter than two inches above the knee (even if worn with leggings or tights).
- No yoga or spandex pants, tank tops, or low tight-fitting shirts are permitted.
- Vulgar or mean-spirited costumes are not allowed.
- No horror movie character costumes are allowed.
- No jeans are permitted to be worn during Spirit Week.
- Students who dress up and do not follow these guidelines will be asked to change into uniform attire.
- Students not dressing in costume are to wear CVCA spirit wear and uniform khaki or black pants.
Students whose costumes do not comply with attire standards will be sent to the Main Office for the day.
Spirit Week Service Project
Class points will be awarded for participation in donating items to Haven of Rest. Send one of the following items to school any day during Spirit Week. Each grade will have their own bin to put items in during the week. Items will be counted on Friday morning earning points for each class towards the Spirit Stick.
Girls Powder Puff Game – October 3
Holy Smokes BBQ – October 6
All CVCA students and their families are invited to the Holy Smokes BBQ Tailgate Party hosted by the Douglass House on Thursday, October 6 at 5:45 p.m. The purpose of the tailgate party is to support our boys soccer team and volleyball team during Homecoming week. We will be located at the sport court outside Royals Stadium.
Our very own “Pit Bosses” Mr. Talbert, Mr. Harr, and Mr. Brower will be smoking meat all day and adding their signature homemade sauces to provide THE BEST pulled pork sandwich you’ve ever tasted!
Tickets are available for $7 each and includes a BBQ sandwich, coleslaw, chips, a cookie, a drink, and admission to the soccer or volleyball game. Each ticket will count towards points for your House. Tickets are limited and the link to purchase will only be available until September 30. You can purchase your ticket HERE.
A BIG TOP HOMECOMING – October 8
All sophomores, juniors, and seniors are invited to Homecoming on Saturday, October 8, 7:30 -10:00 p.m. in the CVCA gymnasium. We’ll have desserts and snacks, dancing, games, prizes, and more! Students may want to consider having dinner with small groups of friends beforehand. Tickets for the formal event are $15 each and can be purchased September 26-30 in the Welcome Center lobby. (Please Note: A parent-signed waiver is required for every attendee to purchase tickets. Printable waivers are available HERE.)
ACT Test Prep Class at CVCA – October 10, 11, 13
Be ready for the upcoming ACT Tests on October 22 and December 10! ACT test preparation is available in October through our test prep partner, PATHworks! The program is $225 and includes three sessions: October 10, 11, 13, 3:15-6:00 p.m. in Room 112.
- First Class: Full practice test and score with feedback
- Second Class: GROUNDWork, English and Math sections
- Third Class: Action Planning, Reading and Science sections
College Application Help
College applications are due November 1! Any seniors needing help filling out college applications are invited to the back table in the Learning Commons during your PRT to receive help from Mrs. Fridline on the following Fridays: September 30, October 21, and October 28.
College Financial Aid Meeting – October 10
The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opens October 1. Seniors can apply for financial aid from the colleges they are applying to by completing the Application at fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA must be completed by both the parent and student, and ideally during the month of October to maximize eligibility. To help in this process, CVCA will host a College Financial Aid Informational Meeting on Monday, October 10, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Learning Commons. We will hear from Pam Pustay, Director of Financial Aid at Malone University.
Senior Yearbook Baby Ads
It’s time to order Yearbook baby ads for your seniors! The cost begins at $45 per block until November 4. Submissions will be accepted until Monday November 14, but the cost will be raised to $55 per block. Order forms are available HERE.
Would You like to get more involved?
Volunteering at CVCA is a great way to get involved and meet other CVCA parents. Some of the opportunities available include preparing for school events such as the Royal Evening, Teacher Appreciation Week, and Junior-Senior Prom; supporting Admissions Office activities; sharing your professional skills as a mentor for one of the Schools of Distinction; or offering skills in landscaping, baking, and decorating. To get involved, please complete the Volunteer Form.
Moms in Prayer Location Change
As the weather getting cooler, Moms in Prayer will now meet in the CVCA Athletic Conference Room. Parents interested in attending on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. are asked to park in the visitor parking spots, enter the Welcome Center to be checked in, and then go to the Athletic Conference Room near the Athletic Office and Fieldhouse. Questions? Please contact Moms in Prayer at email@example.com.
MIDDLE SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Middle School Girls Nail Polish Club
The CVCA Nail Polish Club meets the first and third Fridays of every month from 2:50 to 3:30 p.m. in Room 261. This club is open to all girls in grades 6, 7, and 8. This is a stress-free time for fellowship while relaxing and painting nails. Students do not need to sign up, but once they arrive they cannot leave to roam the building. They must stay in Room 261 until 3:30 when they should be picked up or can wait at the Middle School Entrance or Main Entrance. Nail polish is provided. Tshirt order information will be available soon!
Swim/Dive Team Meeting – September 29
The CVCA Swim & Dive Team will have meetings during lunch periods on Thursday, September 29. The meetings will be held in the Learning Commons foyer. All high school students interested in swimming or diving should plan to attend. Questions? Contact Coach Kelly Suplit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Football Game Themes
The CVCA Cheer program has announced the football themes for the 2022 season. Royals fans, especially students, are encouraged to participate in each theme night throughout the season. Join the CVCA cheerleaders in making football nights fun for all.
- September 30: at Northwest – White-Out
- October 7: vs. Orrville – Pink-Out
- October 14: at Tuslaw – PJs
- October 21: vs. Manchester – Black-Out
Winter Sports Registration
If you are interested in winter sports, make sure you are registered in FinalForms. The season is fast approaching and coaches will use their FinalForms roster for communication. Visit cvca-oh.finalforms.com and check your sports under the “My Students” tab.
Booster Club Golf Outing – October 1
The 2022 CVCA Booster Golf Outing will be held on Saturday, October 1 at Fox Den Golf Course. Registration is now open, and we are looking for golfers and sponsors for this year’s event. This is the 8th year for the golf outing which serves as the largest fundraising event for the CVCA Booster Club. Visit athletic.cvcaroyals.org/boostergolf for more information and to register today. Questions? Contact Jason Herblet at email@example.com or 330-929-0575, ext. 219.